A specific timeline for the IL store is unknown at this time.
The cashierless Amazon Go store in Seattle will no longer be the only location.
The company is expanding its experimental Amazon Go store to the two USA cities, but did not say when they would open. There are still no more announcements about when future stores will be ready for the general public, but real-estate tracker Curbed has hunted down the locations selected by Amazon. The expansion was mentioned earlier this year, with a total of six new stores set to arrive this year.
The retailer has been billing it as the first cashierless convenience store in the world.
Amazon executives had hinted during the January opening of the pilot store on the company's Seattle headquarters campus that they planned to expand, but the company had been silent on its road map. In San Francisco, an Amazon Go store could be placed near Union Square, although the exact location is expected to be revealed in the coming weeks due to necessary building permits.
The technology, which Amazon refers to as "Just Walk Out Technology", uses cameras, sensors, and artificial intelligence to automatically detect when products are taken from or returned to the shelves.
Inside the Amazon Go store in Seattle.
Their account will be charged once they leave the store. Each store will also have staff members who will be there to make sure the shelves are restocked and assist new customers who are hesitant about how it all works.